War Podcast (ABC RN)
Australian troops head to the Middle East09/16/14
The first contingent of Australian military personnel has been deployed to the United Arab Emirites, where they'll await a final decision to go into combat against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Syria incursion still on the table, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott joins RN Breakfast from his temporary homestead in Arnhem Land to discuss Australia's deployment of special forces to the Middle East, and Indigenous constitutional recognition.
Who's sending what to combat IS?
Tony Abbott says Australian troops and fighter jets are preparing to go to the Middle East. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to do whatever it takes to stamp out IS.
RN DRIVE 15.09.2014
Who's sending what to combat IS? The Space Whisky Has Landed.... Politics with Lenore Taylor. Sport with Gerard Whateley. CSIRO report on beach rubbish. Are you a supertaster? Monday Muse: Missy Higgins. When you're told your child is not well.
Thailand's interim constitution
Thailand has a new constitution. So what does it say? Who are the winners and perhaps more importantly who are the losers.
UK PM calls emergency meeting in response to latest IS beheading
British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to do everything possible to bring the killers of British aid worker David Haines to justice.
Terrorist alert level raised to 'high'
Tony Abbott has announced a change in the terrorism alert level here in Australia.
RN DRIVE 12.09.2014
Terrorist alert level raised to 'high'. Author interview: Steve Worland. Behind the Tweed: Swearing expert. Twitterati: Dan Ilic. Sport with Greg O'Mahoney. Question Time 12th September 2014.
The Irish peace process
How to make partners of enemies? Hear from former Irish president Mary McAleese about shaping the Irish peace process. For many decades any attempt to create peace in Ireland seemed doomed to fail. The Troubles are a story of horrific violence,...
Terror attack threat may jump from 'possible' to 'likely'
Australia's official terror threat level could soon be increased to high, meaning a terror attack is likely.
New counter terrorism measures will be unveiled today after ASIO Director General David Irvine told the media he may lift the official terrorism threat level from medium to high, meaning an attack is not only possible but likely.
US calls on Middle East to align against Islamic State
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq for talks on building an international alliance against the Islamic State.
US finalising ISIS strategy
The US is still finalising its plan to "degrade and destroy" IS and Barack Obama is expected to address the nation later this week.
RN DRIVE 09.09.2014
Is it time for a federal ICAC? Welcoming SA's new Governor Hieu Van Le. A Japanese-Australian photographer in pre-WW2 Darwin. Religion & Ethics: Patenting human genes? US finalising ISIS strategy. What's so different about the South Australian accent?...
White Messiah Complex
Have you ever wanted to do volunteer work overseas? Perhaps it’s time to reconsider the motives for going and instead of thinking of the joys of being benevolent we take a moment to consider the potential consequences because the proverb may in fact...
Next month Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom or be an independent country. At this point the No vote is narrowly ahead in the polls but the Yes vote is gaining ground. But why hasn't the Prime Minister of the...
N30: Who guards the guardians?
Do we need protection from those who protect us and our rights?
Islamic State murders journalist Steven Sotloff
The Islamic State appears to have beheaded a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
NATO's rapid-action force to counter Russia
Australia will step up its partnership with NATO, as the military bloc sets up an emergency force to counter Russian aggression.
UN chief backs Australian arms airlift
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has given tacit backing to the Federal Government's plan to airlift weapons to Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
- Melbourne, VIC